This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork.

CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools

Mandy is able to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. The unit focus is on manual drawing development and refinement, and visual representation as cognitive tools in a professional practice, rather than a particular level of drawing technique.

CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work

Mandy is able to integrate conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create a coherent body of work in any creative form.

CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice

Mandy is able to establish goals for own professional practice and to determine how one’s practice can be developed in a sustainable way, taking account of all aspects of sustainability – individual, social, environmental and economic.

CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work

Mandy is able to use creative, technical and project management skills to produce a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work.

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Mandy is able to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.

CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory

Mandy is able to research, analyse and debate cultural history and theory, and to use those processes to develop individual approaches to creative work.

CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques

Mandy is able to research and experiment with a broad range of drawing techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.

CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes

Mandy is able to research and explore a range of drawing materials and processes to develop an individual professional style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.

CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques

Mandy is able to research and experiment with a broad range of painting techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes

Mandy is able to research and explore a range of painting materials and processes to develop an individual professional style.

CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques

Mandy is able to research and experiment with a broad range of printmaking techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Mandy is able to research and explore a range of printmaking materials and processes to develop an individual professional style.

CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes

Mandy is able to research and explore a range of sculptural materials and processes to develop an individual professional style.

CUARES402 Conduct research

Mandy is able to conduct research in response to a brief in the creative industries on any topic.

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Mandy is able to maintain creative arts industry knowledge, and monitor and manage own professional practice.